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Floral carpet (dark blue ground). Transitional type, late 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan.  Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. inv. no 881 (1-3) from Evkaf Depot. 195 x 390 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 37.

Pattern on three axes. Central axis: a large star, offset from the centre, is outlined in red and contains smaller purple and red flowers. The ornament is surrounded by two pairs of white and red and blue and white pointed leaves. Above and below are large yellow palmettes and small red palmettes between small yellow leaves. There is a small white star at the end. Side axes: large white, red and yellow alternate with large diagonal palmettes, cut by the border.